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The Sovereign General Insurance Company Sponsored Mount Kilimanjaro Climb in Support of Cancer Research

July 30, 2010   by Sovereign General Insurance Company

The Sovereign General Insurance Company was pleased to have sponsored Pierre-Marc Brunet of mp2b Inc. in his recent quest of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this past April in support of The foundation Centre de Cancérologie Charles-Bruneau.


Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft). It is among the tallest freestanding mountains in the world. In the climb, Pierre Marc was joined by his daughter Catherine Brunet and were members of one of three teams who proudly assumed the challenge to raise money for the foundation.


In a recent discussion Mr. Brunet expressed that team spirit was what lead the group to complete their “mission” and the children’s courage was the driving force that inspired them to achieve their ultimate goal of reaching the peak. When asked if he would do it all over again, “Definitely! To assist in finding a cure for kids was a lifetime experience.” In total, the three groups raised $1,106,326 in support of the cause and the Sovereign wishes to congratulate the teams on their achievement!


The Foundation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau was created in 1990 by a group of parents and friends of children with cancer. Its creation was inspired by a dream: To build a Quebec based facility where children with cancer could receive treatment and where research aimed at finding a cure for the disease could be carried out. The Foundation believes that children with cancer have a right to the best care available. It therefore supports Quebec’s position and development in the area of pediatric cancer. Currently, more than 2,000 Quebec children are living with cancer and close to 300 new cases are diagnosed every year. The Foundation wishes that all these children can say one day: “When I grow up, I will be cured!”


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For more information, please contact either Michelle Williams at or 1-800-661-1652 or Serge Byette at or 1-877-847-8615.

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